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Brad Michael Micklin

also known as Brad Micklin, Esq.

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Brad M. Micklin's approach and experience has led him to be an award winning attorney having  received numerous awards and accolades.  Brad recently received an award from the American Institute of Family Lawyers as one of the 2015 Top Ten Best Lawyers in the area of client satisfaction. Brad was published as a "Top Lawyer in New Jersey" in 2014 by the Legal Network for having the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.  Brad was the recipient of the Martindale Hubble "Client Distinction Award" for excellence in quality of service in 2013 and 2014.  He also received Avvo's "Excellent Rated Attorney" for excellent professional conduct and experience three years in a row: 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Brad M. Micklin, Esq. is an attorney concentrated in family law and estate planning matters. He has been in practice for over 20 years and is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Federal District, 3rd Circuit. He has represented clients in all facets of family law litigation including divorces, custody battles, domestic violence trials, D.Y.F.S. custody cases, name changes, child support matters and appeals in both state and federal courts. He also services clients in need of estate planning. Mr. Micklin drafts estate plans to include wills, powers of attorneys and living wills. He provides significant estate and tax planning through drafting various types of trust agreements including revocable and irrevocable trusts, spendthrift trusts, residence trust, disclaimer trusts, and marital trusts. Additionally, Mr. Micklin has extensive background and experience in civil and probate litigation including commercial practice and litigation, corporate and limited liability company formation, bankruptcy matters, mediation and arbitration. He has also represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He has handled income tax audits, offers in compromise, tax abatement and elimination applications and many other income-tax based appeals. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%



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Contact info

The Micklin Law Group

187 Washington Avenue
Suite 2F
Nutley, NJ, 071102704


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Top Lawyer, Honorable MemberTrademark Who's Who2015
AVVO.com2015 Excellent Rated Attorney2015
2015 Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Premier 100 DesignationAmerican Academny of Trial Attorneys2015
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel2014
Top Lawyer in New JerseyThe Legal Network2014
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
2014 Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO.com2014
2014 Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubble2014
2013 Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubble2013
2013 Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO.com2013
2012 Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO.com2012
New Jersey's Network of Distinguished AttorneysNational Association of Distinguished CounselN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Pro Bono RepresentationPartners for Women and Justice2008 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Micklin Law Group2001 - Present
Attorney MemberTrial Inn of Court2004 - 2004
AttorneySafe House Domestic Violence Shelter2003 - 2006
Attorney MemberBankruptcy Inn of Court2003 - 2004
AssociateDavid Kessler & Associates, LLC1998 - 2001
Law SecretarySuperior Court of New Jersey1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Essex County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2000 - Present
Trial Lawyers of AmericaHonorary Chairman2003 - 2004
Bergen County Social Services OrganizationBoard of Trustees2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alimony modificationThe ex-wife was required to raise the fact that she intended to seek an increase in alimony but was forced to concede that she had no medical information to support the claim.
Custody battleOur application was granted. The client received joint legal custody and extended parenting time.
Emergency relocationThe judge entered an order the same day that we met with the client and prohibited the mother from moving to Florida with their child.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Temple UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wills, Trust and Estate PlanningEstate Planning2011
Wills, Trusts and Estate PlanningWills, Trusts and Estate Planning2008
Trust Issues in New JerseyTrust Issues in New Jersey2008
Individual Estate Planning NeedsEstate Planning2007